Happy TUESDAY everyone! I’ve got another HIIT workout you MIGHT just want to give a try today… No weights required. So what does that mean again? If you said “no excuses”, you are a WINNER 😉
Most of the movements are all rather basic. More than likely exercises you’ve seen before. And doing 10 of each doesn’t seem so bad at first… but when you’re trying to complete as many rounds as possible (AMRAP, for those familiar with CrossFit workouts), that’s where the intensity factor goes up.
So for the rounds in this circuit, your goal should be speed, but always make sure you focus on form first. You’ll do the first round as many times through in 5 minutes. Rest 60 to 90 seconds, and move on to round 2 in the same fashion. Make a mental note of HOW MANY TIMES you made it through each round in 5 minutes. NOW, during the second time through the circuit, see if you can BEAT that number. Not match it, BEAT it. Did you make it 4 times through each round during the first time through the circuit? Shoot for 5 and a half the second time through. Set your standards high, push yourself, and you’d be amazed at what you can accomplish. (This goes for all areas of your life) 😉 I know it sounds crazy to think you could beat your record during the second circuits, because ideally, you should already be DEAD. But, with a little focus and drive, I think you can manage to pull it off. See what you can do, you might just surprise yourself. 🙂
Don’t forget to get a proper warm up in for 3-5 minutes. This could be as simple as butt kicks, high knees, jumping jacks, etc.
*If you’re feeling up for a SUPER challenge, add weights to the reverse lunges, hold a weight during the in-out squats, and/or hold dumbbells during the bench step-ups. If you don’t have a bench, a sturdy chair should do the trick.)
I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far! I’ve still been loving my matcha in the morning, and these protein bars have been an excellent mid-morning snack. I’m on my last couple bars and super sad! Guess that means I’ll be making more tomorrow! OH, and I’ve got some tasty muffins coming to the blog later this week as well! 😉 #staytuned
LINKS TO EXERCISES >> (10x PER leg)
Alt. Reverse Lunge (10x total, 5 each leg)
Bench Step Ups (10x total, 5 each leg)
Mountain Climber (20x total, 10 per leg)